Neil Ackerman

Biography

A former geology instructor, Neil Ackerman has been writing fiction centered on the Grand Canyon since 2002. An avid hiker, runner, and artist, he splits his time between Centralia, Illinois, and Big Bear Lake, California.

Neil is married to Pam, and they have one son Hunter who is front man for the blues/rock band Hunter and the Dirty Jacks which is based in Los Angeles.

You can e-mail Neil at: ackermanneil@yahoo.com

Series

Books

The Short History of Militant Lutheranism: a Novel
Price: Free! Words: 88,380. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Uber Lutheran Conan Kinnear embarks upon a misguided quest to recover money stolen by Preston Cash. Money stolen from an eccentric group of Lutheran activists. Already on the run from law enforcement for participating in a corporate scheme which bilked utility customers of billions, Mr. Cash has also earned the ire of a group of old women who have hired a bungling hit man to exact revenge.
Run Billy Boy Run, Book Four: Billy Boy
Series: Run Billy Boy Run, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 39,550. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Book Four: Billy Boy, details the life of Billy Boy Burk, and his marathon run from the law including his original crime, his eventual arrest, and his subsequent escape. After a holdup, Billy next heads to Grand Canyon National Park masquerading initially as an Irish priest, and failing that, as a park ranger. Twenty years into the future a riddle is solved when a safe deposit box is opened.
Run Billy Boy Run, Book Three: The Confluence of Disorder
Series: Run Billy Boy Run, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 36,140. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Book Three introduces a "new age" rafting company. Zen Adventures caters to rich eccentrics in need of a spiritual uplift. We meet Melanie, the Zen spiritual advisor whose ability to spot vortexes causes her to bond with clients but leaves others scratching their heads. Characters from the first two books merge with those of Book Three in what can be described as a "Confluence of Disorder."
Run Billy Boy Run, Book Two: Flying High
Series: Run Billy Boy Run, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 34,790. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Flying High introduces the humorous "unheroes" Vernon Pickle and Oscar Pum. The misfits become involved in a shady enterprise that goes wrong and puts them in the sights of a Mexican crime boss. Later they are chased into the Grand Canyon by a deranged murderer. There, they meet with members of a boating party who, thinking Pickle and Pum's appearance fulfills a prophesy, gives them a ride.
Run Billy Boy Run Book One: A Job for a Specialist
Series: Run Billy Boy Run, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 23,420. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A novel in four parts, Run Billy Boy Run takes the reader deep into the Grand Canyon. Each book entails humorous adventures perpetrated by a host of unusual characters all of whom are intertwined throughout the series. Book One: A Job for a Specialist introduces a fugitive on the run from the law, a struggling actor and his retired father, and a mystifying park ranger with a split personality.

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